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Tuesday's News: President Trump will be on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican lawmakers to discuss immigration as the separation of immigrant families continues along the U.S. border. 

Trump defiant as crisis grows over family separation at the border by the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey  and Seung Min Kim

“The Trump administration’s move to separate immigrant families at the border and detain children apart from their parents spiraled into a humanitarian and political crisis Monday as the White House struggled to contain the growing public outcry.” https://wapo.st/2K3A1a4

Senators remain split as they question Justice Dept. watchdog on F.B.I. report by the New by the New York Times’ Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos

“Democrats and Republicans jostled for political points on Monday as they pressed the Justice Department’s inspector general for the first time over his exhaustive examination of the F.B.I.’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.” https://nyti.ms/2JP41ai

Senate passes defense bill, setting up clash with House over China’s ZTE by the Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian

“Congress is headed for a probable showdown over President Trump’s recent deal to lift certain penalties against Chinese telecom giant ZTE after the Senate overwhelming passed its version of an annual defense authorization bill that would reimpose those punitive measures.” https://wapo.st/2tgRPUw

Ex-CIA engineer charged with massive leak to WikiLeaks by POLITICO’s Josh Gerstein

“A former CIA computer engineer has been indicted on charges he masterminded what appears to be the largest leak of classified information in the spy agency’s history.” https://politi.co/2K5RVsA

Gerrymandering cases disposed on technicalities by the Boston Herald’s Kimberly Atkins

“Two potential blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court cases that could have shifted the balance of political power in legislative districts across the country ended yesterday with a punt by the justices.” https://bit.ly/2JOSiZj